Rehearsals

Please notify Mr. Leggett if for some reason you are not able to make it to your rehearsal, email: matt.leggett@rsd.edu

Performances April 13, 14, 18 (Wed), 20, 21, 2018 and
Saturday, April 21st: 2pm.

Romeo & Juliet, set in Verona, is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair.

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Thanks to Mark Beagle for R&J photos. Click on any image thumbnail to link to high-res image.

Little Shop of Horrors is an outrageous musical comedy about a singing plant, a daring hero, a sweet girl and a demented dentist.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek assistant in a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop.  Little does he know that this strange plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for blood.

Musical is rated PG-13

Directed by James Jones

Hanford Drama has been fortunate to be able to have a special guest from New York City come join the cast and will be performing at each show.  The plant “Audrey II” has traveled all the way from Character translation, a company that specializes in the creation and production of custom puppets.  Character Translation was commissioned by Musical Theatre International to custom build Audrey II.

The story takes place in a flower in urban Skid Row. Seymour harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by the floral shop owner Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II.

The Character of Audrey II is described as being “an anthropomorphic cross between a venus flytrap and a avocado.”  The plant grows throughout the show as it’s fed human blood. It starts out as a hand puppet and then eventually is large enough to hide a person inside. There are four plants (puppets) ranging in size from 7 x 7 x 10 inches to the largest plant that is 78 x 48 x 43 inches and weighs several hundred pounds.